The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Don Ogle 

Best in the World

Local sharpshooters right on target


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DewAnn Smith, shown in a previous competition, shooting in the Matthew Quigley shoot in Montana. Early in her shooting career, Smith raised eyebrows when she hit the range, often shooting barefoot or with just sandals on her feet. No one is laughing any more as Smith has shown herself to consistently be at the top of her division.

FORSYTHE, Mont. - Sidney area shooters hit the mark, and often, at a competitive match in mid-June, bringing home first place recognition in three events and second in two others.

And this isn't your ordinary trap shoot. The prizes were earned amongst 647 entries in the Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match. What sets the shoot apart are mainly two things: type of weaponry (using black powder or smokeless ammunition, rather than modern center fire) with cast bullets, and the sheer distances involved, ranging from 350 to 805 yards (a half mile).

For 26 years the shoot has been held, inspired b...

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Reader Comments

rhavens1954 writes:

Team Smith Rocks the Quigley !!!


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